It had been a long time since his father, a mariner, went to sea to support his family. Jacob, the eldest son, was entrusted with the care of his mother and younger brother. Each night after work Jacob would speak with many of the returning sea merchants in the hopes of learning the whereabouts of his father or when he might return.
On the way home Jacob stopped by the shore to gaze at the star painted sky. Tonight, Jacob noticed a magnificent constellation. As he gazed upon it he wished for his father’s return. As if he had been heard, a star twinkled as though it was winking at him. Then the star started to zig-zag across the sky.